The Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University proposes a wide offer of formations preparing to the professional life within 13 departments.
Nearly 80% of students opt for vocational programs: Lyon 1 produces no less than 9250 graduates per year.
The study programs on offer in health sciences give access to the totality of the medical professions (doctor of medicine, pharmacist, dentist and midwife) and paramedical professions (audioprothesist, ergotherapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, orthoptist, physiotherapist specialised in psychomotor integration).
Lyon 1's science and technology sector also offers a vast choice of subjects: the DUT diploma provides training in 17 areas of expertise for future technical managers. 57 vocational bachelor's degrees prepare students for middle management jobs. 111 master's degrees (vocational, research or combined vocational and research) prepare students for senior management jobs or for work in research and development. Lyon 1 also offers a very high standard of specialized vocational training in engineering (Polytech’ Lyon) and actuarial sciences (ISFA).
Lyon 1 awards 350 PhD a year at the outcome of their research studies, conducted in the university's laboratories, in cooperation with partner industries or other educational establishments.